Found December 15, 2011 on Baltimore Sun:
The Orioles will officially announce the two-year, $8.15 million signing of Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada at 4 this afternoon at Camden Yards.

Orioles News and Notes- 12/16

Orioles' latest eastern push lands left-handed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada.

New Orioles pitcher Wada begins transition from Japan

Left-hander will make jump from Japanese MVP to possible top-of-rotation starter in majorsThe Orioles' new starting pitcher, Tsuyoshi Wada, likely won't made his Camden Yards debut until the first full week of April, and it won't be known for several months how well he'll make the transition from Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball to major league baseball.

Wada Comes to Baltimore

This afternoon, the Baltimore Orioles introduced new pitcher, Japanese southpaw, Tsuyoshi Wada to Birdland in a press conference at Camden Yards. Being that I left work early, I got to watch some of Wada's press conference on MASN at the gym and he already endeared himself to me by taking the step of introducing himself in English. I’m sure that earned him points with the...

Orioles sign Japanese LHP Tsuyoshi Wada

The Baltimore Orioles have signed Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada to a $8.15 million, two-year contract. The 30-year-old Wada is expected to enhance a pitching staff that finished last in the majors with a 4.89 ERA. The contract includes a club option for 2014. Upon taking over as vice president of baseball operations last month, Dan Duquette promised to make international scouting...

Ten Teams Have Some Interest In Luke Scott

The Orioles and approximately ten other teams have expressed some level of interest in signing Luke Scott, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (on Twitter). The 33-year-old became a free agent Monday night when the Orioles declined to tender him a contract.  Scott, who battled a shoulder injury in 2011 and underwent surgery this summer, projected to earn $6MM through...

Orioles unveil newest southpaw Wada

Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, slowly and deliberately navigated through his opening statement in English on Thursday, a smooth delivery that earned him a bout of admiration from the assembled media and high praise from executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette.

Orioles, Braves Discussed Deal With Jurrjens, Prado

The Orioles and Braves have discussed a deal that included both righty Jair Jurrjens and infielder/outfielder Martin Prado, reported Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports yesterday.  However, the FOX writers find it unlikely that the Braves would package both chips in one trade. Jurrjens, 25, posted a 2.96 ERA, 5.3 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, 0.83 HR/9, and 42% groundball rate...

Orioles make sweeping changes to scouting department

The Orioles have had a major shakeup in their scouting department, hiring a new national crosschecker while dissolving most of their pro scouting section.

Orioles sign Japanese LHP Wada

The Baltimore Orioles signed Japanese lefthander Tsuyoshi Wada to a two-year contract. The deal is worth $8.15 million with a club option for 2014. The 30-year-old Wade posted a 16-5 record with a 1.51 ERA with the Softbank Hawks last season. He struck out 168 and walked 40 in 184 2/3 innings. In nine seasons with the club, he posted a 107-61 record and a 3.13 ERA.


The Orioles hired an economist to help them determine not only the value of a player, but also his economic value to the team.

Orioles add Haas to scouting team

The Orioles announced on Friday that Danny Haas has been hired as the club's national crosschecker.
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